WELLNESS STARTS FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Welcome to Renew, Connect, Restore Retreat!
We are thrilled to bring together a community of strong, ambitious, faith-filled, and visionary women to learn, connect, and grow. This retreat is a unique opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black & brown women and to provide a platform for us to exchange ideas, network, collaborate and relax.
Whether you’re a seasoned leader, aspiring entrepreneur, or ambitious woman, this retreat is designed to help you reach your full potential.
Join us for the 2nd annual Renew, Connect, and Restore Women of Color Retreat on the beautiful island of Panama at the world-renowned RIU resort July 6-10, 2023.
We’re shifting mindsets & removing the obstacles to success for women of color.
WHY THIS, WHY NOW?
“I’m exhausted.” I hear it all the time as a Psychotherapist and see the emotional and physical cost of trying to be the best in a world that constantly moves the finish line. It shows up as anxiety, stress, and exhaustion. It feels like a disconnect from what we are really called to do.
As a Black Afro-Caribbean woman, I recognize we need spaces where we can release and be without responsibility and judgment.
The Renew Connect Restore Retreat was birthed out of holding space for those experiences and a desire to encourage women to pursue their goals and feel restored through the power of sisterhood.
The first wellness attendees enjoyed the beautiful Maya Riviera in Mexico. They engaged in days of renewal, healing, personal development, and encouragement to grow their businesses.
Do you need a business to attend? No, but if you know you have a more profound calling for more, that is your business.
This year I’ve joined forces with Sasha Smith, MSW, MBA, my college roommate from 20 years ago at the University of Connecticut, where we served as mentors and became amazing friends.
We’ve remained connected over our joint passions of physical wellness, the value of therapy and healing, feminism, and our roles as Black Caribbean Women.
For you, this means an even bigger event for 2023 at the RIU in Panama City, with plans already in place for another exclusive international experience in 2024.
Let’s renew ourselves– connect as a community – and restore our goals in the beautiful, historic Playa Blanca, Panama.
We can’t wait to see you.
DAY 1 - RECEPTION
Welcome Reception For Guests
DAY 2 - RENEW
Retreat Welcome & Speaker Introductions with Amanda Fludd & Sasha Smith
Coming Home To Your Body: Using Breath & Movement with Katiuscia Gray, LCSW-R, CYT
Whole-Being Wellness with Cheryl Crichlow, RN
Black on the Beach
Emotional Liberation: Harnessing the Healing Power of Release with Alicia Cruz, LMFT
Cocktails & Conversation
DAY 3 - CONNECT
Cleansing Your Business Chakras with Ra El Bey, Energy Healer
The Power of Presence: A Workshop on Being Seen, Organizing Your Expertise, and Embracing Social Media with Amanda Fludd, Mindset Coach
Protecting Your Profits with Shane Harris, Tax Expert
Private Theme Dinner
Connect Session: Elevate Your Business with Ariel Lopez, Career Coach & Digital Media Expert
Candid Conversations with Sasha Smith, MBA
DAY 4 - RESTORE
Group Release Activity with Alicia
Team Game Night
DAY 5 - RETREAT
Take the Leap: Pivoting Into Success + Closing Remarks